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Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour UPDATE

Official FMB World Tour website is live: www.fmbworldtour.com so check it out.

Here’s the official low down.

Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour: Competitions and supporters update Official website is live now

– 18 official competitions in 9 countries confirmed for the 2010 Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour.
– Additional companies sign on to support the tour.
– Official FMB World Tour website is live: www.fmbworldtour.com

The Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour kicked off on April 11th at the Vienna Air King in Austria and Sam Pilgrim from the UK is the current tour leader. Since the last update there have been three new events to join the FMB World Tour: the Monster Dirt Contest at Balaton Bike Fest in Hungary, Lublin Off the Track in Poland and the urban Slopestyle Contest Pisek in the Czech Republic. FMB Tour athletes will now have the opportunity to compete in 18 events in nine countries. There will be four different classifications: DIAMOND, GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE and the higher the event ranking the more points that will be available for the FMB World Tour ranking. Each athlete will need to compete in a minimum of four FMB World tour stops and their four best overall results will count for their overall ranking and an opportunity to win part of the 20,000 Euros (over 25,000 US Dollars) prize fund.

The FMB World Tour website has officially launched. The new website gives detailed information on the tour, all the competitions, bios on the FMB World Tour athletes, and official FMB World Tour rankings. After the first event, the Vienna Air King in Austria, Sam Pilgrim (GBR / Ashton Diamondback / 500 points) leads the world ranking in front of Martin Soderstrom (SWE / NS Bikes / 455 points) and Jamie Goldman (USA / Santa Cruz / 420 points). The second tour stop will take place at the FISE Action Sports Festival in Montpellier, France (SILVER EVENT) on May 13th to 16th.

The FBMA is proud to have new FMB World Tour supporters on board: Clif Bar, Easton, Freeride Magazine, Mondraker, Mountainbike Rider Magazine, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, SR Suntour and Tutto Mountainbike Magazine joined the club additional to the early supporters: adidas Eyewear, Alexrims, Avid, BigBike Magazine, Bikepark Leogang, Bike Magazine (USA), CamelBak, Decline Magazine, GT, Manitou, Mavic, Mongoose, RockShox, Scott, Specialized, SRAM, Truvativ and TSG.

The detailed list of FMB World Tour events:

Vienna Air King
Vienna (AUT), April 10-11th (SILVER EVENT)

FISE Slopestyle
Montpellier (FRA), May 13-16th (SILVER EVENT)

Mongoose Slopestyle at IXS Dirt Masters
Winterberg (GER), May 21st-23rd (BRONZE EVENT)

adidas Eyewear – Austrian King of Dirt
Linz (AUT), May 28-29th (BRONZE EVENT)

Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle
Vail, Colorado (USA), June 3-6th (SILVER EVENT)

Monster Dirt Contest at Balaton Bike Fest
Balatonfüred-Tihany (HUN), June 9-13th (BRONZE EVENT)

26TRIX at the Out of Bound Festival
Leogang (AUT), June 24-26th (GOLD EVENT)

Chatel Mountain Style
Chatel (FRA), July 2nd-4th (GOLD EVENT)

Lublin Off the Track
Lublin (POL), July 3rd (BRONZE EVENT)

Goatstyle
Creston, BC (CAN), July 9-11th (SILVER EVENT)

Air Strike at the Dakine Freeride Festival Saalbach Hinterglemm
Saalbach (AUT), July 9-11th (BRONZE EVENT)

MBUK BikeRadar Live Invitational Dirt Jump Contest
Kent (GBR), July 10-11th (SILVER EVENT)

Claymore Challenge,
Highland Mt. Park (USA), July 15-17th (GOLD EVENT)

BIG IN BAVARIA at the BIKE EXPO tradeshow
Munich (GER), July 22nd-25th (GOLD EVENT)

Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle
Winter Park (USA), July 29th-August 1st (GOLD EVENT)

Monster Energy Slopestyle at the Kokanee Crankworx
Whistler (CAN), August 7-15th (DIAMOND EVENT)

Slopestyle Contest – Pisek
Pisek (CZE), September 25th (BRONZE EVENT)

Red Bull Rampage
Virgin, Utah (USA), Sept. 30th-Oct. 3rd (DIAMOND EVENT)

Follow the FMB World Tour on facebook and receive updated information: www.fmbworldtour.com/facebook or twitter: www.twitter.com/fmbworldtour or simply on www.fmbworldtour.com .

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